- Adopted: 06-08-13
- Gender: Male
- Age: 5 yrs
- Size: 40 ilbs
- Color: Orange
- Cats: Yes
- Dogs: Yes
- Kids: Unknown
- Traits: good manners, likes long walks and likes to play
Hi my name is Buddy. I am an orange and white boy, and I’m five years old and about 40 pounds. I used to be a family dog before I found my way to ACES. I traveled across a few states before I found my foster mom, and her four dogs and two cats. I lived with young children in my previous home, but there are no children in my foster home. When I went to the vets, I found out I had something called Lyme disease, but I’m doing well now.
I haven’t been around cats before, so I am a bit curious about them. I want to play, but they let me know that’s not going to happen. I would be okay with cats as long as they tell me to leave them alone.
I get along with my two brothers and sisters. Don’t let them know I told you, but they are kind of lazy. I have to try hard to get them to play with me. I sometimes steal the ball from my younger sister and she chases me to get it back. I do love teasing her and getting her to chase me. When they don’t want to play, I’m content to run around the field by myself. I love the doggy door but my foster mom thinks I would do best with a secure physical fence.
I travel well in the car and love walks though I tend to pull a bit, but if you remind me to ‘walk with me’ I slow down. I think I have pretty good manners – I don’t get into the trash, I don’t make a mess in the house, and I sit and wait for my food (but if it takes too long I will speak up).
I used to be an early riser, getting up at 6 am, but here everyone likes to sleep in. So, I let them sleep until 8 am before I give a gentle woof to let them know ‘times a wasting’ and it is time to get up. I have my own bed on the floor because there’s no room on the bed. If you were to let me up to sleep on the bed, I promise not to take up the whole bed and I’d sleep quietly.
My foster mom tells me that I smile a lot and I make her laugh when I do the “happy dance” and spin in circles at meal time and when she comes home. I am always happy to see her. I love it when she and I “talk” back and forth. Because I like to play, a forever family who has an active lifestyle would be great for me. I like long walks, but I also like quiet time and spending time with my people. And now that I’ve learned to sleep in, I promise not to wake you up too early.
Steve, Teri & Miss Sophia Sauer hope that Buddy will be delighting his forever family with his "happy dance" very soon!
BUDDY'S SUCCESS STORY (12/13)
Buddy (adopted in June 2013) is much loved in our home. Thank you for everything that you do to connect families with setters. He is so much a part of our household it is hard to remember life without Buddy!